McLaren Marvels

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By McLaren Marvels
Common Core Writing Curriculum. How would you love to NEVER plan a day of writing again?! This bundle includes lesson plans for every day of the school year (December is a little different because I know most people already have holiday
Subjects:
English Language Arts, For All Subject Areas, Writing
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Assessment, Printables
CCSS:
W.2.1, W.2.2, W.2.3, W.2.5, W.2.6, W.2.7, W.2.8
$25.00
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By McLaren Marvels
This unit is filled with lots of writing, songs, poems, and projects that make great gifts for Grandparents' Day. This includes: *My Grandparent and Me books for your students to make for each of their grandparents including a questionnaire for
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
125 ratings
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By McLaren Marvels
I created these pages to help my students learn about folktales, fairy tales, and fables. Students needed a way to see the elements and understand the differences. I wanted them to be able to pick up a book and know whether it was a fairy tale,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Other (ELA), Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Mini-Course, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
114 ratings
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By McLaren Marvels
These printables can be used with any fairy tale unit. They are a fun way for kids to learn the elements of a fairy tale. These printables list the elements of a fairy tale, include a checklist students can use to see if there book is/is not a
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$1.50
94 ratings
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By McLaren Marvels
One thing my kids seem to struggle with when writing is staying on topic. They think if they mention one thing about a cat in their paper, they can then go on to write three sentences about their pet cat! We created these little ‘on topic’ cards
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Handouts, Minilessons, Printables
$3.00
74 ratings
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By McLaren Marvels
Students often have trouble making sentences and knowing what a sentence is. This activity helps them understand these parts of speech and how to make a sentence. I've included animal, school, and fairy tale sentences. I left the last one blank
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Grammar, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
$2.00
63 ratings
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By McLaren Marvels
These are fun, rewarding activities for your students to do with their special visitors. These printables include the following: -Interview questions for the child to ask the grandparent -Interview questions for the grandparent to ask the
Subjects:
Grammar, Other (ELA), Writing
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Other, Activities, Printables
$1.50
37 ratings
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By McLaren Marvels
This is an I Have, Who Has activity for fairy tales. There are 11 different fairy tale cards. My kids love 'I Have, Who Has' games. They listen so well because they don't want to miss their chance to tell who they have. If you are not sure how to
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Literacy Center Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$1.50
56 ratings
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By McLaren Marvels
As we begin our journey into the new science standards, we need a way to keep our standards organized. We've created two separate files to help you stay organized. One file has the standards listed at the top of the page, with room at the bottom
Subjects:
Science, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Other, Outlines, Printables
$3.00
68 ratings
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By McLaren Marvels
These printables include an 'I have, who has' activity, 2 prewriting pages for students to write their own fairy tales, directions and two worksheets for writing fairy tale riddles, and a character description page. There is also a fairy tale
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$2.50
41 ratings
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By McLaren Marvels
Help your kids learn their digraphs by playing Digraph Connect. The point of this game is for kids to practice saying the sounds of the different digraphs. This game includes 7 different game boards. These boards include consonant digraphs sh,
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Grammar
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Printables, Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.00
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By McLaren Marvels
I LOVE the Beanie Baby reading strategies. I needed something that gave my students more practice with each strategy after I initially taught it. I've also used these as interventions with the students who needed extra practice with them. This
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables, For Parents
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By McLaren Marvels
As we begin our journey into these new science standards, we need a way to keep our standards organized. I put together some pages that you can use in a 3-ring binder, folder, or whatever you choose. You can use these pages to organize, record
Subjects:
Science, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
1st
Types:
Other, Reflective Journals for Teachers, Printables
$3.00
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By McLaren Marvels
These printables are designed to introduce the concept of mammals to your darlings. They include ideas on how to introduce, carry out this lesson, a sheet with the characteristics of mammals listed, a sheet where students write one sentence why
Subjects:
Science, Other (Science), Other (ELA)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Minilessons, Printables, Graphic Organizers
$1.00
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By McLaren Marvels
I've created these flashcards as an addition to any phonics program. I have some students who struggle with the different consonant digraphs and trigraphs. These flashcards can be used for interventions, as a phonics center for extra practice, or
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Spelling, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
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By McLaren Marvels
These are little practice cards that can be used for a center. My kids love these because they can be done independently and they can check their own answers. It is good practice for reading comprehension and the MAZE for AIMS web! There are 20
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
56 ratings
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By McLaren Marvels
One thing my second graders seem to struggle with every year is ordering three digit numbers. We’ve created a game that will help them order the numbers and solve a puzzle. If they put the numbers in correct order, the squares will spell out a
Subjects:
Math, Basic Operations, Place Value
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
$2.00
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By McLaren Marvels
With all the new standards, we needed a way to keep ourselves organized and give ourselves some space to write down how we plan to address each standard. This product contains each of the fourth grade science standards on a separate page with space
Subjects:
Science, Earth Sciences, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
4th
Types:
Printables, Graphic Organizers, For Principals & Administrators
$2.50
25 ratings
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By McLaren Marvels
This book club was designed to help your students stay on task in their reading groups and work on some Common Core standards for second grade at the same time! This packet includes the following: -Poster on Book Club Rules -4 posters on what a 4
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Tools for Common Core
Grades:
2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Literature Circles
$4.00
34 ratings
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By McLaren Marvels
This includes my favorite project of the year... Students learn lots about various insects while researching and creating a folder full of insect fact cards. You will need a variety of non-fiction insect books. It goes well with the Common Core
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Shelli: This will be my 9th year teaching. My first year was crazy, but I was so excited to be teaching! I started out doing Title One for part of the day, and 7th and 8th grade Language Arts for the rest of the day. Mid-year they split the first grade class and I switched from Title to 1st, and still did Jr. High as well! After that crazy year I am very excited to say that I have been living out my dreams in 1st grade! I have also been on the RTI leadership committee for the last six years. Brittany: This will be my sixth year in second grade. I absolutely LOVE it! I think kids are amazing at this age. They are so willing and eager to learn.

MY TEACHING STYLE

We believe in meeting the needs of the whole child in a hands-on classroom with integrated curriculum. Our goal is to create an environment that makes our kiddos excited to come to school every day.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

We feel awarded every time we see that light bulb go off! We are lucky enough to teach at an age where we see non-readers become voracious readers.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

We both have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Shelli and I feel very blessed by TPT and are very excited to be a part of it.

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